All About the Pre-K Pass

Do you have a child that was born in 2019 or 2020?

If so, parents rejoice, because they qualify for a FREE Pre-K Pass to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!

This pass gives them endless visits for the 2024 season. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pre-K Pass and how to get one.

Where Do I Get I Pre-K Pass?

While browsing the online selection of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Season Passes, there is an option to select the Pre-K Pass. The pass is free and can be added to the online cart. Pre-K passes are available to register online only. They cannot be registered at the park or over the phone.

You can get multiple Pre-K passes at once as well. Just keep in mind that they will all need to be processed at the park before their first visit.

Do Parents Have To Be Passholders?

No, parents do not have to be passholders for their child to qualify for a Pre-K Pass. This allows parents or guardians to visit the park with Tickets or Season Passes.

Holiday World Insider Tip: Use the online processing form to submit your Pass photos when it’s available in the spring so they can be picked up on early processing days or from the designated ticket booths on normal operating days. Just don’t forget to bring your age-confirming documents!

What Do You Mean The Pre-K Passes Need Processed?

In order for your Pre-K pass to be processed, you will need to bring age-confirming documents to Guest Relations. These items could be one of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Green Card

Originals, copies, and digital versions are acceptable, so long as they’re legible.

You will show your online order, show age-confirming documents, and be handed their official Pre-K Pass to get the fun started.

Holiday World Insider Tip: I recommend making a copy of the document you are bringing or having it digital. That way, there is no risk of losing the originals.

While kids 3 and under always receive free admission to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the Pre-K pass is a wonderful opportunity for children 4-5 to experience the park free of charge.

Learn more about how to enroll your child in a Pre-K Season Pass!


This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Stephanie T.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Stephanie has been a theme park enthusiast for as long as she can remember. She’s a family travel expert that seeks to inspire new and exciting adventures. As a travel writer, her blog, Consistently Curious, focuses on great weekend getaways, family-friendly destinations, and hidden gems off the beaten path.

After one visit, her family fell in love with Holiday World, and is now the birthday request of her daughter every year. When she is not planning their next outing, you’ll typically find her checking out the local food scene, making fail-worthy Pinterest crafts, and putting on yet another pot of coffee.

All Treats, No Tricks: Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

The temperatures might be cooling off, but the fun at Holiday World is warming up!

This past weekend, we visited Holiday World for their Happy Halloween Weekends and had a blast! Our toddler is 3 years old and loved the event and all it had to offer!

Fun Bonus: ages 3 and under are FREE!

Holidog’s 3D Halloween Adventure

Our first Halloween-themed stop was the spectacular Holidog’s 3D Halloween Adventure.

This funhouse was a blast for the entire family. My toddler loved the 3D effects and was mesmerized by the glow of the black lights.

This attraction was appropriate for the entire family. And toddler approved!

Trick-or-Treat Trail

There were so many fun and family friendly activities for us to enjoy, but I have to say getting to wear a princess dress and trick or treat at Holiday World was hands down my toddler’s favorite part of our visit for Happy Halloween Weekends!

Costumes were encouraged at the park and we saw countless adorable costumes worn by guests of all ages.

No need to worry toddler moms. Like always, Holiday World thought of everything and enforces a G-rated costume policy keeping the smallest of visitors comfortable and happy.

The trick or treating stops even offered non edible gifts keeping your child’s health and the potential for allergies at a top priority!

Food for the Whole Family

If you’re looking to stick with the fall holiday theme for your visit we highly suggest eating at the Plymouth Rock Café.

As a toddler mom, getting your kids to eat when you’re out of your normal routine can be tough. But at Plymouth Rock Café we had no issue finding Thanksgiving style foods for a hungry Dad, Toddler, and pregnant Mama.

Our toddler enjoyed the kid sized chicken and dumplings with corn, macaroni and cheese, and a roll. This pregnant Mama was craving soup and the tomato soup and grilled cheese combo crushed my soup craving and left me feeling very satisfied. Dad enjoyed a generous meal consisting of BBQ beef brisket, a roll, mashed potatoes, and stuffing with good old fashioned pecan pie for dessert.

These Thanksgiving comfort foods left the whole family feeling full and happy, but of course we made room for  a Midnight Cone – a batty chocolate ice cream to finish off the day!

Hayrides/Corn Mazes

We were thrilled when we found out there was not only a Corn Maze, but there was a Junior Corn Maze for the smaller kids to safely enjoy as part of Happy Halloween Weekends!

We had a blast navigating the Corn Maze and this mama heart was so impressed and reassured by the extensive safety measures the staff at Holiday World has implemented for this attraction.

The Junior Corn Maze received double thumbs up from our toddler.

The whole family enjoyed the Corn Maze, but this pregnant Mom loved being able to comfortably sit back, relax, and enjoy the hayride at no extra cost! Our little girl loves all things involving tractors so rest assured she LOVED the hayride so much we had to ride it multiple times which was no issue due to short lines.

Rides for the Littles

We always love all the rides Holiday World has to offer, even for toddlers.

Our little girl enjoyed the following toddler-friendly rides during our visit:

  • Dasher’s Seahorses
  • Comet’s Rockets
  • Dancer’s Fish
  • Holidog Express
  • Star Spangled Carousel
  • Tippecanoes
  • Prancer’s Merry-Go-Round
  • Reindeer Games

The lines were short and the crowd sizes were low. That allowed us to ride and visit tons of attractions in just a few hours!

Happy Halloween Weekend Extras

Between the photo opportunities, the fall inspired treats, and the Holiday decorations visiting for Happy Halloween Weekends is a blast and sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Holiday World has put in a great deal of time, effort, and thought in making the Happy Halloween Weekends fun for the ENTIRE family.

I would recommend taking children of all ages to visit for these fun weekend events and plan to visit again soon!

 


Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets to Holiday World!

Be sure to follow the adventures of the HoliBloggers. Each of their blog posts will have a giveaway where you can enter to win two tickets to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

There are several ways you can be entered to win. Click any option below to get more details to gain those entries. You can enter to win through some options daily!

Entries accepted through Friday, October 20 at 8pm Central.

 

Reminder: Holiday World will never comment on a social media post telling you that you’ve won our giveaway. When our giveaway is over, the winner’s first name and last initial will be displayed in the giveaway above. Winners will be contacted at the email address they provided while signing in to earn entries.

This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Jackie J.

Hi, y’all! I’m a southern Indiana Momma named Jackie. I’m a toddler mom, full-time detective, and hobby farm owner. My husband and I have both been in law enforcement for almost a decade now. When we are off of work, our world revolves around our little girl and having fun experiences with her. When we aren’t tending to the chickens and horses this summer, we’ll be at Holiday World. You can follow her on Instagram at @Momma.On.Duty for all things farm, DIY, and summer time!

Everything You Need to Know About the Guide to Ride Guided Tour

Calling all ride enthusiasts! If you love the thrill of riding all the rollercoasters and rides but loathe the time waiting in lines, then you, my friend, are in the right spot.

What if I told you there was a way to jump to the front of the line for all your favorite rides. We have all heard of Fast Passes, but did you know Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offer the Guide to Ride Tour that allows you to skip to the front of the line on your favorite rides?

Sharing all the details next so hang on tight!

What is Holiday World Guide to Ride Tour?

The Guide to Ride Tour is where a Holiday World staff member takes you to the front of every line for 4 hours. You can even pick your preferred seat!

My boys and I always choose seats at the very front. That’s how we roll!

The tour starts as the park opens for the day which is typically 10am. So, arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. There is a minimum of 2 people per group and a maximum of 8 people (participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). The Holiday World staff member walks your group to the exit of each ride and signals to the operators how many riders will be going on the next turn. You choose the order of which you go on each ride.

The only stipulation is that you can’t ride the same ride twice in a row. You can visit another attraction or wait 15 minutes. We opted to jump to a nearby ride then come right back.

HoliBlogger Trina | Guide to Ride Guided Tour Lanyards

How do you sign up for the Guide to Ride Tour?

When purchasing tickets online, you will see a prompt with “Some other items that might interest you…”. Next select ‘more info’ and add the quantity of riders of your group. Finish by selecting the date that your group would like to go on the Guide to Ride Tour. There are limits to the number of groups each day.

What is included with the Guide to Ride Tour?

You get four hours of escorted front-of-the-line privileges at all attractions in Holiday World and the three water coasters in Splashin’ Safari – Mammoth, Wildebeest, and Cheetah Chase.

You also get a souvenir lanyard with a gift card loaded with $15 HoliCash and All-Day Digital Photo Pass. We each got a wristband with a QR code that the staff members scanned at the end of each ride to load photos. Once home, we just downloaded all our photos for free.

What are the tips to maximize your experience with Guide to Ride Tour?

Our family rode 22 rides in 4 hours! That is right, we were moving and loved every minute of it. To maximize your time, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Eat a good breakfast and maybe even a snack before 10am. You will not want to stop for lunch until after the 4 hours. We only stopped for drinks to stay hydrated and ate some ice cream between rides. Also, if you were to eat a heavy meal, it might not sit well during all the back-to-back rides.
  2. Pre-plan your itinerary with your favorite rides. We suggest riding all the rides in one section before moving onto the next section.
  3. Save Splashin’ Safari for last. We split our time up into 2.5 hours in Holiday World and 1.5 hours in Splashin’ Safari. It will likely be hotter later in the day so the water park will be perfect.
  4. Have your wristband for your Digital Photo Pass ready to go at the end of each ride.
  5. Travel light during the tour with just the minimum number of personal belongings. Each ride has a place to store your belongings, but you will be moving quickly from ride to ride, and items could be left behind accidentally.

Is the Guide to Ride Tour worth it?

Our answer is yes, ABSOLUTELY!

The park can get pretty busy especially during weekends and some lines can be an hour long or more. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any rides, then this is the way to go. This would be especially useful if you only had one day available to visit the park.

We realize that this may not be for everyone, but you do have a few options to help maximize your day on rides. One is to arrive early and start at the back of the park first. Also take advantage of the single rider lines and parent swap option if you have little ones.

A secret tip is that the Games Playbook contains one single-rider, single-use Quick Access Pass. It is presented at the ride exit to skip the line. The Games Playbook is $20 and comes with $25 Games Bucks. You can even play the game Pumpkin Planko to win up to four Quick Access Passes.

Be sure to check out the other EarlyBird Guided Tour too. During this tour, you can walk to the top of the Voyage and spend 2 hours behind the scenes with coaster technicians of both Voyage and Thunderbird. We highly recommend this Guided Tour too!

We hope you have a thrilling time at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!


Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets to Holiday World!

Be sure to follow the adventures of the HoliBloggers. Each of their blog posts will have a giveaway where you can enter to win two tickets to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

There are several ways you can be entered to win. Click any option below to get more details to gain those entries. You can enter to win through some options daily!

Entries accepted through Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm Central.

 

Reminder: Holiday World will never comment on a social media post telling you that you’ve won our giveaway. When our giveaway is over, the winner’s first name and last initial will be displayed in the giveaway above. Winners will be contacted at the email address they provided while signing in to earn entries.

This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Trina H.

Trina Hopkins is a Midwest-based lifestyle blogger, content creator, and photographer behind Coffee and Confetti Mom. She aims to empower women and families to be intentional in creating memories and a home that they love.

As a mother of three boys, Trina created a blog in 2019 to share holiday traditions, home decor, party planning, and DIYs. She quickly realized she wasn’t the only one trying to create memories that last a lifetime. Through the years, she has also incorporated local family-friendly businesses and family travel destinations. Her goal is that you feel encouraged and confident to try new ideas and places too.

When she isn’t working or creating the next project, Trina enjoys the chance to get away for date nights with her hubby, long walks with her dog (or, let’s be real, snuggling on the couch), watching her boys play sports, and golf cart rides around the neighborhood visiting friends.